A CAR left the road and was involved in a serious crash in the early hours of the morning.

Essex Police received a call at around 1.35am today (Wednesday, August 3) that a car had left Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury. 

Officers have closed the road and it’s likely to remain shut into this morning.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We need anyone who saw anything or has any information to contact us.

"If you have any CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

"Please quote incident 80 of 3 August.

"You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

"Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

"Alternatively you can call us on 101.

"In an emergency always call 999.

"If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111."